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How to create a new Instagram account

You're not limited to one Instagram account.

Published onMarch 20, 2024

Instagram is an extremely popular social media platform. It’s an excellent way to share photos and short TikTok-like videos called Reels, and privately message friends, family, and others. It’s never too late to join the party if you don’t have an account already. Here’s how to create a new Instagram account.


To create a new Instagram account, go to and click Sign up. Enter your email address, and create a username and password to set up your account. You also have the option to sign in to Instagram using your Facebook account.


How to create a new Instagram account on desktop

There is a quick and easy way to set up your new account on Instagram. Simply just follow these steps:

  • Go to and click on Sign up.
  • Enter your email address or phone number and click Sign up.
  • Add your birthday and click Next.
  • Complete the Captcha verification.
  • Check your email for a confirmation code.
  • Enter the code and click Next.

How to log in with Facebook

How to create a new account on Android & iOS

On mobile, download the Instagram app from the Google Play Store or iOS App Store. Here is how you can make a new account on Instagram:

  • Tap Create new account.
  • Enter your email, confirmation code, create a password, add and all required details.
  • In the Agree to Instagram’s terms and policies, tap I agree and you’re good to go.

How to link two Instagram accounts

If you have multiple Instagram accounts, you can easily switch back and forth between them without needing to log out of your other accounts.

  • Tap the hamburger menu icon (three horizontal lines) to access Settings and activity.
  • Scroll down and select to Add account.


  • Tap Log in to existing account to add other accounts.
  • If you want to switch your account, tap on the downward arrow on your profile.


You can technically have as many Instagram accounts as you want, as long as you have enough email addresses or phone numbers. If you want to easily switch back and forth between them on the app or website, you can add up to 5 accounts. Keep in mind that your Instagram URL will be different for each account.

You need to be at least 13 years old to create your own Instagram account. If you want to create an account for a child younger than that, you must state in the profile that a parent or manager controls the account.